Do I Need to Lose Weight Before Undergoing a Liposuction?

One of the most popular treatments at Chelsea Cosmetics is the liposuction procedure, a way to re-shape certain sections of the body by removing excess fat tissue. The primary goal of the liposuction procedure is to enhance body contours and improve the overall aesthetic proportion and shape.

With this in mind, it means the procedure is usually well-suited for people who maintain a certain weight and level of body fitness but are struggling with disproportionate contours or specific fat deposits that never seem to disappear.

Sometimes this problem has nothing to do with lifestyle, rather heredity factors that create stubborn fat deposits in various areas of the body. Liposuction is most commonly performed on the abdominal area, hips, buttocks, thighs, and more. It can be an independent procedure or used in combination with other procedures to help create an overall desired look.

Do I Need to Lose Weight Before Undergoing Liposuction?

The preference for patients who wish to undergo Liposuction is an average body weight with high-quality skin elasticity and muscle tone. Generally, prospective patients with bodyweight up to 30 per cent higher than their ideal weight are accepted for Liposuction. Those who are considered overweight or obese may be required to lose weight before undergoing the procedure.

It is also important that your weight has stabilised to a normal level for a certain amount of time before the procedure. It is not uncommon for those who have lost a significant amount of weight undergoing Liposuction to be combined with a body contouring procedure. This will help to remove any excess skin. resulting from a major weight loss. If it is required that you lose weight, it is recommended this is done through natural means, including a balanced diet and exercise program.

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The preference for patients who wish to undergo Liposuction is an average body weight with high-quality skin elasticity and muscle tone.

Understanding That Liposuction Is Not a Weight-Loss Procedure

It is imperative to understand the common misconception of Liposuction being a weight loss procedure. This is not the case at all; rather the procedure is meant to reduce excess pockets of fat in the body. Liposuction should be used to enhance contours and create proportion, and in some cases, may not actually significantly reduce weight. There can be other procedures specifically designed for weight loss which use Liposuction as an add-on to improve contours.

Being in The Right Physical Condition for Liposuction

Liposuction is an appropriate procedure for both men and women with close to normal weight when considered with their height. If you have stubborn fat deposits that seem to remain unchanged despite exercise and diet, Liposuction may be the solution. It is crucial that you understand that the procedure is not a substitute for a balanced diet and regular exercise.

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Liposuction should be used to enhance contours and create proportion, and in some cases, may not actually significantly reduce weight.

Those with good general health with no medical condition that can negatively affect or obstruct the healing process or create a risk during surgery will be well-suited. It is also preferable that you are a non-smoker, or stop smoking for several weeks prior to the procedure.

If you have drug allergies, previous surgeries or a family history of certain diseases, this will all need to be disclosed during your initial consultation. It is essential to approach the liposuction procedure with realistic expectations and clear goals to achieve an outcome you are happy with.

Those interested should contact the expert team at Chelsea Cosmetics for a consultation today. This is the best way to determine if the liposuction procedure is right for you, and you for it.

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Meet The Author - Dr Mark Attalla

Dr. Mark Attalla is a dedicated Cosmetic Surgeon with years of experience in cosmetic surgery. He is continuing interest in cutting edge technologies. Dr Attalla has completed his MBBSa from Alexandria University of Egypt in 1987 then completed his general surgery training in a teaching hospital in Egypt. After completing his Master Degree in General Surgery, he then made the decision to move to Australia where he had his intensive training in various types of cosmetic surgery procedures guided by best cosmetic surgeons from Australia and overseas.

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